Maultie G. Proffitt entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from her home in Piney Flats. She was born in Bristol on February 20, 1910, the youngest child of the late John W. and Katherine Glover. She was the widow of Nila H. Proffitt and was also preceded in death by infant son Allen Keith Proffitt and son Gale H. Proffitt.
As a youth, Maultie was greatly influenced by her older brother, Marion, a Christian minister and teacher to become a Bible teacher herself. She became a highly respected teacher and lay minister and was invited to speak at hundreds of area churches of all denominations during her lifetime. Her love of evangelism led her and Nila to help establish churches at West Hills and Avoca and, most recently, the New Hope Church of Christ. Her house was always open to missionaries, evangelists and anyone who taught the Word of God.
Maultie dedicated her entire life to the service of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was an inspiration and example to her family and friends and the countless people she met and witnessed to. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank all of her care givers in recent years, especially the most recent, Nell Raeon and Maude Stanley.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Proffitt and his wife Linda; daughter-in-law, Shelby Proffitt; grandchildren, Shawn Proffitt, Kelly Proffitt, Dara McBrayer and her husband Steve, Wally Proffitt and his fiancé Kara Faidley, and Bradley Proffitt and his wife Amy; great grandchildren, Haley and Cole McBrayer and Reece and Chelsea Proffitt; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:45 until 7:45 Monday evening, June 16, 2008, at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 8 o’clock in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel with Mr. Paul Peer and Mr. Bob Robinson, ministers, officiating. The committal service and burial will be at 11:30 Tuesday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve McBrayer and Michael Barker and her grandsons, Kelly, Shawn, Wally and Brad. Friends may visit Mrs. Proffitt’s home at other times. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to New Hope Church of Christ, 4527 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601, Avoca Christian Church, 2417 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620, or a favorite charity. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.oakley-cook.com or faxed to 423-764-3770. Mrs. Proffitt and her family are in the care of Oakley‑Cook Funeral Home.